In March 2004, Hearts Across Romania founding members launched their “I Care” Project for Romanian orphans to correct vision for orphaned children suffering from strabismus, commonly called “crossed eyes.” So far over one hundred twenty children have undergone surgery through a caring eye doctor and the Medical Director of Children's Hospital.
In September 2004, Hearts members purchased a much needed opthalmology microscope from the Carl Zeiss Corporation in Germany, an MDO model valued at $17,000. For the first time, the eye doctor at Children's Hospital can perform more complicated eye surgery, including cataract and glaucoma operations. Hearts Across Romania needs to continue these life changing surgeries!
Hearts Across Romania has also purchased eye glasses and other equipment at a cost of over $8,000.
There are a number of ways individuals and corporations can support the I Care Project, including cash contributions, in-kind donations of equipment, and service donations.
Please contact us to see how you can help.
It's hard to change the world, but what if you could make a difference in the life of a single child? Our Sponsor A Child program allows you to do just that. Find out more.
One of the best reasons to join us on a work team trip is that you get to meet, work, play with, and see the smiles of these amazing children in person! Once you do ... your life will be changed. Find out more.
Once children in orphanages reach the age of 18—if they are no longer in school—they must leave the institutions for life on their own. Hearts Across Romania has always had concerns about these children, many of whom are not prepared for independent living and lack the resources or skills to make it in the real world. Read more.